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flotation constant

 

Definition: characteristic sedimentation behavior of a lipoprotein fraction of plasma in a centrifugal field in a medium of appropriate density, achieved by adding a salt or D2O to the plasma.

Synonym(s): negative S, Svedberg of flotation

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